Church of St. Leonard in Lypnice

The Church of St. Leonard in Lypnice enters the list of six wooden chosets in the south of Poland, which are guarded UNESCO. During one of our car travels in Poland, we decided to see all six monuments of wooden architecture and completed the task of everything 100%, and even a little exceeded. More details about all chosens you can read according to the appropriate tagu or in the general article. Church of St. Leonard is just 50 kilometers from Krakow in a small village of Lipnica-Morao. Wooden temple for which tourists go here, was built in the XV century, however, the history of this place began in the XII century.

It is believed that the church of St. Leonard in the petroot one of the oldest and well-preserved monuments of wooden architecture in Poland. His interior reached our time almost unchanged. Here is a unique fresco depicting the Ten Commandments.

As the guidebooks say, it is worth come to Lypnice at least in order to see her. We, unfortunately, failed to get inside the temple, as it was closed for visits.

Unlike other wooden chosets of small Poland, the temple in the Lypnice is built as a cemetery church. Then the cemetery was still outside the village, and now almost in the center.

There is another significant difference from other Polish churches that have fallen into the UNESCO list – there is no attached bell tower in Lypnice.

As in Church of Saints Philip and Yakov in Senkov, shops for parishioners are placed outside, and not inside the cathedral.

The Wooden Church of St. Leonard is completely unlike his fellow on the list of UNESCO not only appearance and location, but also what we were looking for it for quite a long time. &# 128578;

The fact is that it is impossible to drive up to him directly – the church is, as we said, in the cemetery, to get on which you can only overcome a small pedestrian bridge through a narrow, but stormy robust.

We did not know this, so it was pretty concerned in the district before found it. For your convenience, at the end of the post there is a map where you can find out the exact coordinates of the location of the church, we hope you will help you to find this attraction faster us.

Since this post is the last, which tells about the wooden chips of small Poland, I would like to summarize in it and tell our impression about these sights.

It happened that in addition to the main churches included in the UNESCO list, we managed to see some more: some are included in the list as candidates, and some simply monuments of the wooden architecture of regional importance. For example, on the road in Lypnice in Rajbrot (Rajbrot), we came across a wooden church, which could well be on the list of UNESCO, but she was not there.

It turned out to find information about this choser, but, as they say, who is looking for, he will always find and a little of her history we managed to dig. Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Raibrote, according to some reports, founded in 1260, the modern building appeared at the beginning of the XVI century.

Lypnice - Church of St. Leonard

In 1870, a large-scale reconstruction of the temple was produced, nevertheless, part of the internal decoration was preserved. At the same time, at the end of the XIX century, a wooden bell tower and a stone extension to the main part of the church appeared.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the church was very damaged: the urgent reconstruction of the roof was required, and the altar also needed major repairs. Surrounded by a church with a low stone wall, inside which several small chapels are organized.

The territory around is very well-groomed, and in its appearance, the wooden church of the Most Holy Virgin does not lose "UNESKOVsky".

If you are interested in the wooden architecture of Poland, then you will be interested in all the chokes of UNESCO and not only. Here we recommend going on a special "wooden architecture path", which consists of six official routes and three alternative. Its length is more than 1500 km, and it consists of 237 monuments. In addition to churches, you can also see the wooden Orthodox churches, chapels, bell tower, residential buildings, barns, mansions of the Polish nobility and much more. But such lovers are very few.

This article was stolen from http: // poznamka.Ru.

Let’s say in truth – in two days of the inspection of the chostels we are a little tired, and they even tired of us. Therefore, if you are not interested in this professionally, but you want to get a general impression, then inspection of one or two chosets is quite enough. Which church choose is to decide, and we go further, because one of our favorite Polish cities is waiting for us in front – Krakow, where a lot of interesting things, so do not switch! &# 128578;

Lypnice - Church of St. Leonard

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